Goverdhan Halva





Goverdhan Halva is made from pecans and farina blended with milk, butter and orange peels. A delicious irresistible Halva.

Recipe: Goverdhan Halva

Summary: Goverdhan Halva is made from pecans and farina blended with milk, butter and orange peels. A delicious irresistible Halva.  

Ingredients

  • Milk, 2-1/2 Gallons
  • Butter, 6-1/2 Pounds
  • Farina, 15 Cups
  • Sugar, 15 Cups
  • Pecans, 5 Cups
  • Raisins, 5 Cups
  • Orange Peel, zest or chopped, 3 OrangesGoverdhan Halva

Instructions

  1. Put 2 ½ gallons milk on to boil at high heat, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. In a big wok melt 4 lb. butter (have 2 ½ lb. more butter unwrapped nearby).
  2. When butter melted, add 15 cups farina and mix in. Let sit at high heat till browned, then stir, being careful not to burn.
  3. When browning too fast to keep up with, turn down heat a bit. When milk comes to a boil turn it to a rolling boil that does not boil over, and let it boil for 10 minutes or so, then add 15 cups sugar, stirring until dissolved over high heat.
  4. Bring boiling back to rolling boil.
  5. While the farina is getting golden brown, toast 5 cups of pecans fully brown, and zest or chop the peel from 3 oranges. Add 5 cups raisins to the boiling milk and add the pecans to the farina.
  6. Not more than 5 minutes later, add the remaining butter to the grains.
  7. When the butter is melted, add the orange peel to the milk, stir for 5 seconds and then start adding the grains to the milk. Bring to boil, stirring thoroughly.
  8. Then turn off heat and stir till thick. When cooled, scoop out and use to shape Govardhan’s foundation.

Preparation time: 5-10

Cooking time:20-30

Number of servings (yield): 4




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